Nike Basketball Camp Wingate University
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Head Men's Basketball Coach, Brian Good, and his staff are providing a 3 day skills development camp in winter 2023 to help you experience what it takes to play at the collegiate level. Join us in the summer for the boys basketball camp, featuring overnight or day camp options, to work on your shooting technique, footwork, team play skills, basketball IQ, and so much more.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Low camper to coach ratio for individualized training in a small group setting
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play skills and basketball IQ
- All summer campers receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Brian Good
Brian Good enters his 15th season as the head men's basketball coach in the 2022-23 season. The program's all-time leader in career wins, Good has compiled a 205-152 record through his first 12 seasons at Wingate, leading the Bulldogs to a pair of SAC Tournament titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances. In his 17 years as an NCAA Division II coach, Good has an overall record of 277-197.View Brian's Bio ⟩
The 2019-20 season saw the 'Dogs go 13-15 overall with a 9-13 record in league play. Redshirt sophomore guard Jarren Cottingham earned a spot on the honorable mention All-SAC team for the Bulldogs.
The 2018-19 season saw Wingate go 17-13 overall and 12-8 in league play. The Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals of the SAC Tournament after knocking off Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate in the opening round. Marco Haskins earned All-SAC and All-Region honors for the Bulldogs, with Frankie Johnson earning honorable mention all-conference honors and Jarren Cottingham earning a spot on the All-SAC Freshman team.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 15-15 record in 2017-18, finishing fourth in the SAC standings with an 11-9 mark in league play. Wingate had three players earn honorable mention All-SAC honors.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 20-11 record and their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2016-17 season, posting a 16-6 SAC record for the second straight year. Wingate earned the at-large bid and 20-win season despite starting the year 3-7 overall and 1-4 in league play. Good has guided the 'Dogs to NCAA Tournament appearances four times in the last six years. The 2016-17 squad was led by All-SAC selections Mike Baez, Keith Griffin and Josh Dominguez. Griffin was one of only two NCAA Division II men's basketball players in the nation to earn a spot on the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team, while he and Kerigan Farley earned NABC Honors Court recognition.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 23-10 record in the 2015-16 season, going 16-6 in the SAC. Wingate advanced to the SAC Tournament championship game, while also earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the NCAA Regional semifinals. Isiah Cureton earned second team All-SAC honors in the 2015-16 season, while Baez earned a spot on the All-SAC Freshman team. In addition, Griffin was named an Academic All-District honoree.
The Bulldogs went 15-14 in the 2014-15 season, going 12-10 in the SAC. Senior guard Ryan Daye earned second team All-SAC honors for the second year in a row.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 14-13 record during the 2013-14 season, with an 11-11 mark in league play. Daye and senior Deion Turman and earned All-SAC honors. During the summer of 2014, Turman and Jeff Parker both signed contracts to play professionally in Europe.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 22-9 record in the 2012-13 season, culminating with Wingate's second consecutive Food Lion SAC Tournament title. The Bulldogs earned their second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament, while advancing to the NCAA regional semifinals for the second consecutive year.
The Bulldogs finished second in the SAC during the 2012-13 season, going 14-4 in league play. Wingate seniors Paidrick Matilus and Odell Turner earned second team All-SAC honors, while Matilus was named the MVP of the SAC Tournament. Turner finished as the league's all-time leader in career rebounds and offensive rebounds. His classmate Ethan Kincaid is ranked seventh on the league's all-time assists chart. Wingate finished at the top of the league in field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense during conference games, while also leading the SAC in blocks and ranking second in rebounding margin.
Good led the Bulldogs to the 2011-12 SAC Tournament title, which was Wingate's first since the 2006-07 season. The Bulldogs won 11 of their last 13 contests in the 2011-12 season. They were led by first team All-SAC selection Jaime Vaughn. Wingate led the league in blocked shots, thanks to having three players ranked in the top five in the league. Turner finished third in the SAC, followed by Turman in fourth and Parker in fifth. Wingate also had the league leader in three-point shooting in junior guard Eddie Lewis.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 19-10 overall record during the 2010-11 season. Wingate finished second in the South Atlantic Conference regular season and tournament races.
In 2010-11, Turner was named first team All-SAC, while junior guard Vaughn was an All-SAC second team honoree. The Bulldogs led the SAC in team three-point field goal percentage. In 2010-11, Turner earned SAC Freshman of the Year laurels. Matilus and Quan Alexander joined Turner on the SAC All-Freshman team, while Vaughn was selected to the All-SAC second team.
Good brings playing and/or coaching experience in all three NCAA divisions to the table. Prior to taking the Wingate position, Good spent four seasons as head men's basketball coach at Queens University of Charlotte. He led the Royals to a 72-45 overall record, helping Queens make back-to-back NCAA appearances in his final two campaigns. A member of the Conference Carolinas, the Royals posted a 51-29 league slate during Good's tenure.
During the 2007-08 campaign, the Queens University of Charlotte Royals were 21-10 overall. In 2006-07, Queens completed the season 20-10 overall. The Royals lost in the 2007 NCAA Division II East Region quarter-finals to eventual national champion (and fellow league member) Barton College.
In addition to his coaching duties at Queens, Good spent three-and-a-half years as the school's NCAA Compliance Coordinator. On the hardwood, Good has 15 years of head coaching experience. Prior to his arrival in the Queen City, Good was the head men's basketball coach and associate athletic director at Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is one of the nation's top engineering schools. Good helped the basketball program make great progress, as he led the Raiders to the 2002-03 Lake Michigan Conference tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA Division III post-season tournament.
Good was an assistant coach at the University of South Dakota for two seasons, guiding the Coyotes to the 1994 Elite Eight. USD won the North Central Regional and the North Central Conference tournament championship to earn the trip to the Elite Eight. During the 1992-93 season, Good was an assistant at Edgewood (Wis.) College. The Eagles captured the Lake Michigan Conference championship during the 1992-93 campaign.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Good has led several teams in international competition. As the head coach for USA Athletes International, Good has led tours to Barbados and Italy. Twice his teams captured the Friendship Games championship in Barbados. Good led his USA Athletes International team to an undefeated record while in Italy.
During his time as a basketball student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Good was a four-year letter winner and Big Ten Conference free throw champion. A native of Rossville, Ind., Good received a M.A. degree in Athletic Administration from the University of South Dakota in 1995. He earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. Good and his wife Mary have two children: daughter Zoe (19) and son Carter (13).
Associate Head Coach Marcus Kirkland
Marcus Kirkland enters his twelfth season at Wingate in 2022-23, marking his tenth year as the number one assistant and eigth year as the Associate Head Coach. In his first two years on staff, Kirkland helped lead the Bulldogs to a pair of SAC Tournament titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances.View Marcus's Bio ⟩
The Bulldogs returned to the SAC Tournament championship game in 2016, while once again advancing to the NCAA regional semifinals. Wingate's fourth NCAA Tournament bid in six years came in 2016-17, when the 'Dogs overcame a 3-7 start to earn an at-large bid.
Kirkland has specialized in working with the Bulldog post players. Wingate led the league in blocked shots during Kirkland's first season, thanks to having three players ranked in the top five in the league. Odell Turner finished third in the SAC, followed by Deion Turman in fourth and Jeff Parker in fifth. In conference play, the Bulldogs were second in rebounding and number one in scoring defense. Academic All-District honoree Keith Griffin was second in the SAC in blocked shots in 2015-16, while leading the league in 2016-17 while also earning a spot on the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team. Wingate was once again the league-leader in blocked shots, piling up 5.5 blocks per game.
In the summer of 2014, Turman and Parker signed contracts to play basketball professionally in Europe.
Turman earned All-SAC honors during the 2013-14 season. He averaged 13.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, adding 22 blocked shots while shooting 49 percent from the field. He piled up 13 double-doubles on the season.
During the 2012-13 season, Turner earned second team All-SAC honors, averaging 11.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. He also finished his career as the league’s all-time career leader in rebounding. Turman averaged 9.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the 2012-13 season, shooting a league-best 63.5 percent from the field. Parker added 5.5 points per game on 64.8 percent shooting from the field, adding a team-best 41 blocks.
Kirkland brings a wealth of experience to his position. In addition to college and AAU coaching stops, Kirkland has trained post players from the NBA to high school.
Kirkland spent seven years as the head coach for the Hoop Nation AAU team. He was a volunteer assistant coach for one year at Livingstone College. Kirkland served two years as an assistant coach at Reading College.
A Hampton University graduate, Kirkland played professionally for five years in Italy. Kirkland has extensive camp coaching background, including seven years at NBA and University of Connecticut standout Donyell Marshall’s camp.
Kirkland and his wife Renee have a daughter (Kerri, 21) and a son (Marcus, Jr., 17). Kirkland’s dad (Wilbur) was a two-time college All-American and an NBA draft pick. A 10-year Italian professional league veteran, Wilbur Kirkland played one season each for the Philadelphia 76ers and the ABA’s Pittsburgh Pipers. His mom (Elaine) was a high school principal and educator for 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Education degree.
SECURE YOU SPOT
Winter Camp Registration Closes on 12/9/2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Winter Session: December 20-22, 2023
Winter Camp Hours:
Check-in: Wednesday at 8:30AM
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Daily Hours: WED-FRI 9AM-12PM
It is highly encouraged to attend each day to get the most out of your camp experience; however, you may attend a select number of camp dates at a pro-rated price. When registering online, select the option for the 1-day, 2-day or 3-day camp. If you need to change the dates you have signed up for, please call 1-800-645-3226 ext 2275, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm PST.
Summer Session: June 24-27, 2024
Summer Camp Hours:
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Day Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30pm
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers will reside in the Cannon North dorms on campus and stay two per room in suites with 4 double rooms and a common living area and kitchen, 8 per residence. If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $50, cash only
Suggested Spending Money: $50
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
On the first day of camp, day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Closing ceremony will begin at 3:30PM. Check-out will immediately follow, concluding before 4PM.
Daily Schedule: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Small gym bag/backpack
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Full-court games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
- 1:00 PM Team practice
- 2:00 PM Skill contests
- 3:00 PM Full-court games
- 4:00 PM Campers depart
Located just outside of Charlotte, Wingate is home to the Charles A. Cannon Complex, which includes a 2,500 seat basketball arena. Overnight campers will reside in the dormitories on campus where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers overnight.
June 29, 2023: We loved the new drills my son had never done before, college players taking the time to talk to him and help him improve, head coach watching him play, talking with him and complimenting him
June 30, 2023: My son would say the lunch in the cafeteria but I appreciate the development sheet at the end. Shows they took time to learn and work with the kids.
July 3, 2022: I enjoyed the coach teaching the boys about life skills, manners, to set goals, and to be grateful for their experience there.
June 29, 2023: Our son loved that he was being taught by the Players for Wingate as well as their Head Coach.
June 30, 2023: My son loved meeting a variety of new kids, new adults, and the overall overnight experience at a college.
Loved the basketball drills!
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.
Camp Dates & Prices
Winter Camp Registration Closes on 12/4/2023. Be sure to sign up early, camps sell out!